Milwaukee nonprofit delivers 2K electronic devices to communities without access to technology
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee nonprofit is celebrating Thursday.
They've delivered 2,000 electronic devices to people without access to the technology they needed during the pandemic.
Digital Bridge takes recycled electronics, fixes and refurbishes them, before distributing them to communities in need.
It hasn't been an easy task.
"Obviously when Covid started, there were a lot of unknowns," said Jeff Hanson, executive director and founder of Digital Bridge. "We thought, oh this will last a month. No one knew what was going on. We weren't able to pick up devices that we were normally getting in on a regular basis. So there's a lot of challenges to deal with."
Digital Bridge received grants from Spectrum to keep working during the pandemic.
Instead of picking up electronics, the nonprofit sent boxes directly to people and paid for shipping.
This kept everyone safe while still getting technology out to Milwaukee students, families and other nonprofits.